Self taught artist, Babajide Olatunji continues to build on his signature theme. With the rigour and dexterity of a trained botanist, his finely detailed, hyperrealist drawings animate the tradition of Nigerian tribal marks and present the viewer with nuanced, lively characters - each with their own story. Olatunji does not use sitters or models for his portraits but rather develops personalities from the endless possibilities of his own imagination and the richness of Nigerian history.
Babajide Olatunji has had a series of well recieved exhibitions at TAFETA, London between 2014 till date. His work is in the permanent collection of the Mott Warsh Collection, USA and in several private collections in Switzerland, London, Lagos and New York.